Submissive Dog Behaviors

Various submissive gestures dogs display, such as crouching and tucking their tail.

Submissive Gestures

Dogs use eye aversion as a sign of submission and respect to others.

Avoiding Eye Contact

The submissive act of rolling over, indicating trust and vulnerability.

Rolling Over

Dogs expose their belly as a submissive behavior to show non-threatening intentions.

Exposing Belly

A dog's lowered body posture reflects submission and appeasement.

Low Body Posture

Licking and nuzzling can be submissive actions to seek acceptance.

Licking and Nuzzling

Dogs backing away show deference and a desire to avoid confrontation.

Backing Away

Common Dog Fears and Phobias